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POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE! Developments in Singapore Arbitration (12 February 2020)
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About the Seminar:
2019 witnessed thrilling developments in Singapore’s dispute resolution landscape including, in August, the signing of the Singapore Convention of Mediation, and the consultation paper issued by the Ministry of Law proposing still further amendments to the current arbitration regime in Singapore. Certain proposals made in the latter, said to give wider options to parties in dispute, attracted diverse views.
Meanwhile, Singapore courts have continued to see a steady stream of matters arising from or relating to arbitration. Of much interest is the Court of Appeal’s decision in Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd v Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pte) Ltd [2019] SGCA 33 (“Rakna”), which set aside the award for want of jurisdiction, reversing the High Court’s earlier ruling that a failure to appeal against a decision on a preliminary issue of jurisdiction under Art 16 Model Law (“MAL”) and/or under Section 10 of the International Arbitration Act (“IAA”) prevents a party from seeking to rely on any lack of jurisdiction to sustain setting aside the award under Art 34(2)(a) (iii) of the MAL. In ST Group Co Ltd and others v Sanum Investments Limited and another appeal [2019] SGCA 65 (“Sanum”), the Court of Appeal also refused to enforce an award made in a “wrong seat”. Other notable decisions deserving attention include Sun Travels & Tours Pvt Ltd v Hilton International Manage (Maldives) Pvt Ltd [2019] SGCA 10, which addresses the question as to how courts would consider anti-enforcement injunctions as against anti-suit injunctions. These and many other decisions of the High Court, including the first two decisions arising from international arbitration cases referred to the Singapore International Commercial Court following its expanded jurisdiction, will be discussed at this seminar. 
Join us for free flow of wines, beers, soft drinks and food after the seminar!
Seminar Programme:
5.00 – 5.30pm Registrations and Standing Buffet Reception
5.30 – 5.45pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Mr. Dinesh Dhillon - Partner, Allen and Gledhill; President, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
5.45 – 7.00pm

Developments in Singapore Arbitration

Prof. Lawrence Boo - Resident, The Arbitration Chambers
Ms. Christine Artero – Resident, The Arbitration Chambers (Singapore); Door Tenant, Fountain Court Chambers (London and Singapore)
7.00 – 7.15pm Q&A Session
7.15 – 8.15pm Networking Drinks

About the Speakers:

Professor Lawrence Boo is the author of “Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore Volume 1(2) - Arbitration” (Lexis-Nexis 2017 Re-issue) and the regular contributor to the “Annual Review of Singapore” chapter on “Arbitration” since 2001. His papers have also been published in various international journals including the Journal of International Arbitration, Asian International Arbitration Journal, Asia Business Law Review, Chinese Yearbook of Private International and Comparative Law (Peking University Press), Dispute Resolution Journal (London) and the Asian Business Lawyer (Korea University). He is on the editorial board of the Oxford International Arbitration Series, (Oxford University Press). He has been teaching international commercial arbitration at NUS Law since 1993 and also at Bond University School of Law.
Ms Christine Artero is a full-time arbitrator, Resident at The Arbitration Chambers (Singapore) and Door Tenant of Fountain Court Chambers (London and Singapore). She is a dual-qualified lawyer, admitted to the Paris Bar and as a solicitor in England and Wales. Ms Artero has extensive experience in international arbitration, and a substantial practice in Asia and in Europe. Prior to launching her career as independent arbitrator, she worked at Shearman & Sterling in London and thereafter served as counsel at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). In 2014, Christine moved to Singapore where she joined The Arbitration Chambers and was appointed Tribunal Secretary to over 80 arbitral tribunals under all major arbitral institutions. Ms Artero is also an adjunct professor at the University of Toulouse 1 (France), teaching international arbitration.

About the Chairperson:

  Mr. Dinesh Dhillon is the Co-Head of the Allen & Gledhill’s International Arbitration practice.
He has acted as lead counsel in international arbitration for global multinational corporations in the telecommunications, airline, hotel, commodities, construction, manufacturing and projects industries. He has also represented sovereign states in international arbitration cases. He has represented clients in landmark cases before the Singapore courts relating to jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals, challenges to arbitration awards and attempts to resist enforcement of foreign arbitration awards.
Dinesh has represented multinational companies in cases before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC), Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal.
Dinesh is the President of The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, Honorary Treasurer of the Law Society’s Pro Bono Services Office and Chair of the Asia Pacific Newsletter of the International Bar Association.


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(includes refreshments & materials, if any)

Early Bird Rate
(Valid only until 10 January 2020)
Regular Rate
SIArb Members S$ 60.00 S$ 70.00
Members of:
Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Association (MOOGAS); Regional Arbitral Institute Forum (RAIF); Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA); Society of Construction Law Singapore (SCL (S))
S$ 80.00 S$ 90.00
Others S$ 110.00 S$ 120.00
Location Orchid Ballroom, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-85, The Central (Clarke Quay), Singapore 059817
SILE CPD Points -
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Training Level : General
Public CPD Points : 1.5
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